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Aggressive Response to 4...Nf6 in the Scotch

  • 3 years ago · #141


    that is funny, but I feel that that gives black something, not an attack, but it feels right, fight fire with fire.

  • 3 years ago · #142


    I get the feeling that no matter how I argue or what I say I'm never going to convince this twerp that he really isnt in a position where he can refute openings..

  • 3 years ago · #143


    here is why, white has nothing special either

    that is again coming from a guy who only plays recreationaly, and plays ultra quickly, and on another site has a high 1400 rating.

  • 3 years ago · #144


    ....nb5.... your stupid rd8 loses material again.

    You're not smart.

  • 3 years ago · #145


    Played a senior at my high school twice in chess today. Two wins with the Parham, about 20 moves each.

  • 3 years ago · #146


    It should be obvious that the opening is not the problem here...

  • 3 years ago · #147



  • 3 years ago · #148


    I will only advise the four knights as it will be easier to play this:









    Than this:

  • 3 years ago · #149


    But one is 3 moves in, one is 10. That's not a very fair comparison.

  • 3 years ago · #150



  • 3 years ago · #151


    But why not have the first 3 moves go like this?

  • 3 years ago · #152


    The_Gavinator wrote:

    I've looked in databases about this move, and it seems that in the next few moves almost all players exchange the d4 knight for the c6 one. This leads to rather drawish play

    i dont know why you feel its drawish. its incredible complicated where any mistake from white or black may cost them the game.here is a random game by kasparov-I.sokolov yerevan 1996

  • 3 years ago · #153


    I'd rather have a chance of doing that then none at all. There are also tons of other trappy lines (that jetfighter so kindly pointed out in his "refutations").

  • 3 years ago · #154


    Expecting traps like that is unrealistic. The point of the Parham is to castle queenside and pawnstorm so do that. If they screw up with g6 then fine but don't expect that to happen often.

  • 3 years ago · #155


    I'd rather have a chance of that happening then none at all though. I don't expect it, but it's nice in the rare chance it happens.

  • 3 years ago · #156


    I know, the Parham is about the winning position, but there are also many players who drop material early in the game. They didn't do that in the game you played, but the Parham still allowed you to get good position.

  • 3 years ago · #157


    That's funny, because we already posted his name, he has been rated in the 1700's.

  • 3 years ago · #158


    yes bruce i checked it, josh a harrison is rated about 1750.

  • 3 years ago · #159


    this is my last attempt, whatup, Though I do agre black screwed up, We dissagree on where, you say 1... e5,  I say its in the later stages of the opening.

    just look at the parenthetical, I am not trying to refute the opening, just make it so that people relize that black has a decent to good position from it.

  • 3 years ago · #160


    well of course black has a decent position, it's a stupid opening.

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